Faculty and Research Support

Yale University is renowned for both teaching and discovery. Its senior faculty researchers also teach in the classroom, so that students can engage in the best of ideas and culture. Your gifts in support of the faculty are vital to advancing the boundaries of human knowledge and sustaining Yale’s academic excellence.

Endowed chairs enable Yale to attract outstanding academic talent to the faculty. Because the endowment secures the position itself, it enables Yale to appoint a distinguished professor whenever a position becomes vacant, building a tradition of leadership in the selected discipline. The endowed chair is widely recognized as the most prestigious honor a university can bestow on an accomplished faculty member.

Research funds are vital to strengthening key departments and disciplines at Yale, providing the resources needed to advance work of distinction and promise. Such endowments can bridge gaps in the funding of established researchers and help junior faculty members and graduate students to explore their own original ideas and research methods.

Other opportunities to support the work of Yale’s faculty include gifts for deanships, junior faculty positions, visiting professorships, curatorships, and key staff positions.